Cryptic Studios is hiring MMORPG producers

    
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So that's why this game is like that!

It’s not uncommon to see calls for engineers, programmers, and even artists for MMORPGs, but it’s producers that Cryptic Studios is seeking, according to a job posting yesterday on Gamasutra.

“Cryptic Studios is currently seeking full-time Producers. We are seeking sharp, motivated people to join our team and work on Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games. Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we offer the fun, focused, and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we look for people who have passion for what they do and work well in teams to create and operate fun and challenging online games. Producers at Cryptic Studios work closely with designers, artists and programmers to organize and coordinate the game development process. A Producer’s number one priority within the development structure is to make sure everyone else can get their job done. This means a no nonsense approach to problem solving with daily communication with and working to support all the members of the team in task management and scheduling challenges.”

The studio has long been rumored to be working on a new MMORPG title, as the website still boasts that “Cryptic Studios is working on at least one top secret project,” though it’s unclear whether that project was the aborted Jurassic World title canceled last year. The studio suffered the loss 14% of its employees in early 2015 following two rounds of layoffs at parent company PWE that a vetted source told Massively OP amounted to a “slaughter.”

Source: Gamasutra
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BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

RagnarTheDrunk Ok, now i’m scared.
Is it even possible to make WoD into a themepark grind?

RagnarTheDrunk
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RagnarTheDrunk

Please no good IPs. *crosses fingers* Please not WoD/VtM.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

This info makes me feel the same as when Columbus Nova laid off 40% of Daybreak’s entire staff, then later hired two bigwigs (one from EA for God’s sake).  Gee….that was worth it.

Instead of funneling most of the profit to a few new fatcats for new offerings that will probably bomb, why don’t you hire for, support and fix the sad little shells of games you’ve already got?!

Yeah, they’ve got to come out with new products as their games get old, but their games would have aged better and held onto more players if they hadn’t run them on shoestring budgets with as little effort and money put into them as possible.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Meh, another Lockboxes online. And CO languishes at the bottom of the
pile, while STO makes me faintly embarassed to occasionally play.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

I only worried about business model.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

sray155 eh. theyre doing well because they incentivize players who burn shitloads of money getting to always win.

neverwinter is a travesty and an insult to the name of dungeons and dragons and 4th edition, and I have nothing but wishes for it to fail. maybe that makes me a bad person..but eh.

sray155
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sray155

Like I said, different strokes…
While you or I might not care for the way Cryptic is running their current stable, the fact is that at least two of their three current games are doing very well by present MMO standards; which tends to suggest that there’s more than a few people who like the way Cryptic runs their games.
I’ve simply decided that if -keep in mind that is a huge “if”- if Cryptic decides to follow up Champions Online, I shall remain optimistic about the project until I see a solid reason not to be.

BKone
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BKone

Peregrine_Falcon He’s NW’s xbone lead and doing pretty good. I don’t think they want him around STO anymore lol.

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

What?!?
They’re not going to bring Dan Stahl in to be STO’s executive producer a third time?

sray155
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sray155

I am. If nothing else, we have a semi-major Western studio taking a swing at what appears to be a modern MMO (probably not huge in scope, but still…). Considering that no one else is doing that right now (mostly just a bunch of crowdfunded PVP and/or “old school” sandboxes on the way), that is something to be optimistic about.